The Northrop F-5 Enthusiast Page


Please note that this page is written by enthusiasts without connection to any authority. This material is being kept for historical purposes only; is being updated as additional information is available. It may contain broken links and errors (as few as possible)

                                                                
                                         Canadair CF-5V 9456 landing at Anapolis AB (Brazil) on 03-09-06 during inter-American excercise Cruzex 2006

The Northrop Freedom Fighters and Tigers are becoming an extinguishig specy. It is therefore that this site wishes to provide an in-depth view of the Northrop F-5 in its various versions operated by all Air Forces
and
civilian organisations, mainly from the historian point of view. Thousands of additional photos of the aircraft are available in the Internet!

Very few technical details are included. Information comes from official and, mainly, non-official sources (Photos, reports). Local/USA serials/construction numbers of aircrafts operated by the various Air Forces and
their units (when known) are shown.

See the "Page Information" for further explanation of details, use of all Air Forces is also included.

Additional information of each unit operation are given, inclusive pictures and Squadron badges; information, where available, is added as soon as available. Please visit the site regurarely.
Data written in blue are subject to confirmation. Date of latest Air Forces updates (see below) and information details  (in each page) are written in green. Serials additions listed only in their respective pages,
Over/underfuselage photo is posted, whenever possibe, to the benefit of modeller.
Limited photo credit is given to the respective authors (only where known, as original medium was unreadable after virus attack)
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Production of the site started early (2012). In the meantime improvements in layout/information have been added, while several additions have come to light and inserted in the latest updates (also in respective
pages); most recent ones are specified by year.

NORTHROP  N-156 Family program
10-10-2022 - Northrop F-5 family Production - Northrop Freedom Fighter 12-04-24 / Development/Production  -  Northrop Tiger 12-11-21 /
Aircrafts produced - tested by USAF
12-11-21 / Evaluated only: 30-04-24

CIVILIAN
Tactical Air Support (TacAir) 
10-10-2022 Civilian operators (others): 20-04-24 /

AIR FORCES
2024
Switzerland: general information 05-02-24 / Taiwan (China): general information 27-01-24 / Thailand: general information 21-12-23 - operations/excercises  02-05-24 /Bahrain: 06-04-24 /
Singapore: general information 15-04-24 - units/operations  15-04-24 / Chile: 18-04-24 / Evaluated only: 30-04-24 / Evaluated only: 30-04-24

2023
Egypt: 28-01-23 / Brazil: general information 30-06-23 -  units 08-02-23 / operations 08-10-23 / Saudi Arabia: units/operations 31-01-2023 / Iran Islamic Republic:  - units 06-03-23 /
Tunisia:
22-11-23 / Indonesia: 30-06-23Iran: - upgrades 04-07-23 / Iran Islamic Republic: 24-07-23 / Honduras: 07-08-23 / Korea: units - 29-08-23 / Yemen general information 23-097-23 /
Thailand:  operations/excercises 04-11-23 /

2022
Turkey: general information 11-11-22 / Norway: units 08-11-22 / Philippines: 04-09-22 / Malaysia: 18-07-22 / USAF: - Foreign pilots training 14-07-22 / Taiwan (China) units 25-10-22 /
Thailand:
- colours 11-04-22 /  Miscellaneous: Center Advances Airmanship - General Equipment Inc: 26-06-22 / US Marines: 06-05-2022 US Navy: units  05-05-22 / Switzerland:  special colours 30-11-20 /
Morocco: 26-07-22 Iran Islamic Republic: units 14-10-22 / Saudi Arabia: General information 02-03-22 / Mexico: 19-11-22 / Korea: Operations/excercises/ preserved 27-02-22 / Jordan: 26-02-22
Canada:  general information 16-02-22 / Ethiopia: 16-03-22 / US Navy: general information 04-04-22 / Venezuela general information 28-11-22 /

2021
Canada:  units 23-12-21 / Libya: 13-12-21 / Netherlandsunit/operations 01-11-21 / Greece: 19-09-21 / Venezuela general information 21-10-21 / Austria: 23-08-21 /
Korea: general information 14-09-23 - units - 24-01-21 / Thailand:  operations/excercises 25-02-21 / Netherlands: aerobatic teams 04-02-21 - units/operations 18-01-21

2020
Brazil: upgrades 09-12-20 / USAF: - Vietnam operations 22-11-20 / dissimilar training  22-11-20 / Spain: general information 19-11-20 / Soviet Union: 02-10-20 / Norway: general information 18-05-20 /
Netherlands: general information 15-11-20 / Pakistan: 20-07-20 Switzerland:  Operations 08-07-20 / special colours 08-07-20 /

2019
Kenya: 27-05-19 / Botswana: 04-10-19 / Switzerland: units 24-04-19 / Canada:  operations/colours - 05-04-19 / Spain:  operations 20-04-19 /

2018
Singapore: general information 06-12-18 Spain:  units 30-07-18 / Thailand: units 24-05-18 - /

2017
Vietnam South: general information 27-07-17 / Vietnam North 14-10-22 / Jordan: 04-04-17 /

2016
USAF: general information 21-08-16  - foreign pilots training 21-08-16 /

2013
Turkey:
  units 18-09-13 - operations/excercises - 18-09-13 / Vietnam South: order of Battle-Units 18-09-13 /

2012
Sudan: 22-11-12 /
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